State Schemes to Encourage Renewable Energy: A New Friend on the High Court?

By┬áKyle Smith* Some state policymakers have increasingly strong incentives for encouraging greater production of energy through clean and renewable sources. The southwestern United States, with its abundant sunlight, can greatly increase the amount of energy produced through solar power.[i] The Midwest and Rocky Mountains states, with their strong, steady winds, can also increase energy production […]

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States and Rates: Federal Preemption in the Interstate Energy Marketplace

By Kyle Smith* Barrier to entry into the electricity production industry is naturally high due to steep upstart costs and regulatory uncertainty.[1] These barriers are perhaps even higher for electricity production through renewable energy technologies. In addition to requiring significant investment into research and development that put them at a headwind to mature energy technologies, […]

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